If travel is your passion, maybe it’s time to quit the office gig and try something new career-wise. Here are the eleven best jobs to support your wanderlust!
Working in an office isn’t for everyone. Some people yearn to travel the world because they have a major case of wanderlust! And they don’t like being tied down to one place.
You may have the assumption that it’s hard to find work that makes it easy to travel. Well, it turns out that it’s more than possible. All it takes is finding a job that fits your skillset!
So, if you’d like to live the dream, here are 11 jobs that’ll allow you to travel! Take a look and see if any of these careers might be a good fit for you.
1. Remote Employee
A lot of employers are having their employees work remotely nowadays. There are all sorts of remote positions. A few examples are being in customer services or working as an executive assistant.
If an ad says the position is remote, it’s wise to ask what that means. Clarify whether the company would still want you to come into the office sometimes or not. Some companies like their employees to check in with them and be close to the area.
If you’re not required to see anyone in person, then you can take your job with you to wherever you want!
2. Construction Manager
Have you ever thought about construction work?
Construction managers can travel to different locations to work on various projects. If you don’t mind getting assigned to a project in a particular area, then this type of work may be for you!
Now, if you’re picky and want to choose the job sites and cities, find out if that’s possible. The company may not have any wiggle room in regards to you picking and choosing the location.
You don’t have to be a construction worker to be in the construction industry, either. Construction companies also hire support staff. So, if you’d like to remain behind the scenes and still travel, keep that in mind.
3. Event Planner
Event planning can be a blast! Companies are always looking for event planners. They need someone to arrange all the details for their events.
If the company’s clients are all over the world, that’s good news for you. That means you’ll get to travel! When applying, find out where most clients are based and also ask how often you’d get to travel.
Some businesses give their event planners the power to select destinations. And if you’re a wedding planner, you can offer suggestions to couples for destination weddings.
There’s no doubt about it. This fun type of job allows you to travel the world!
4. Travel Blogger
Many people dream of becoming a travel blogger. That may be you, but you’re not sure where to get started!
For starters, it’s vital to launch a blog or gain a loyal following on a social site such as Instagram. Initially, you likely won’t make a lot of money, so it’s essential to have some saved up.
Traveling is grand, but this job takes a lot of hard work! Most bloggers get their money from affiliate marketing, advertising, and selling products.
So you can understand why having a loyal following will help you land this dream job. Being active online will ensure you maintain a lucrative business.
5. Yacht Sailing Work
If you can see yourself traveling and spending time on the ocean, consider working on a yacht. Make sure you don’t get seasick first; otherwise, you’d be in big trouble!
If you pass the seafaring test, then working on a yacht may be just the ticket.
Stewards and stewardesses make a decent income, so it’s worth looking into!
6. Travel Nurse
Hospitals are always looking for temporary nurses. If you’re already a nurse and have the urge to travel, consider seeing if you could become a travel nurse.
Travel nurses often have temporary assignments, so you won’t have to stay in one place for too long. This will give you a chance to not only care for people but enjoy the sights too!
Architects need drawings of new building sites, which requires travel. They travel to work on residential or commercial buildings in different areas.
If you work independently as an architect, you’ll have the option to accept or turn down specific jobs. But if you work with a firm, you may not have the same liberty. Do some research and ask a prospective company how traveling works at their firm.
Depending on the jobs you take, you can go on several mini-adventures throughout the year.
8. Local Tour Guide
Get the lay of a lot of lands by becoming a tour guide for a travel company! Take this job, and imagine how much you’ll discover and how many people you’ll meet!
Being a tour guide is also an excellent way to soak up knowledge about different cultures. Not only will you be able to travel, but you’ll learn everything there is about every location you’re a guide for.
9. Freelance Yoga Instructor
As a yoga instructor, the world can be at your fingertips!
Apply for work in different parts of the world. You can also take temporary assignments to get your travel fix.
Some companies may want you there for a certain length of time. So, if you’d prefer to travel a lot, search for a flexible yoga company.
As a freelance yoga instructor, you can work for various companies and be a part of events. It sounds like a lot of fun! Namaste!
10. Trading Stocks
Trading stocks every day is not for the faint of heart. You have to know your way around the stock market and do a lot of research. You don’t want to invest in just any company, or you could lose a lot of money!
It may take a while to get the hang of this industry. But being a stock trader is a fantastic way to make money and travel simultaneously.
11. Scuba Instructor
If you practically live in the ocean, then think about becoming a scuba instructor!
Scuba divers frequently travel. Of course, you’ll need a body of water wherever you go to work. At any given destination, hotels and the like often offer scuba lessons.
The good news is there are plenty of tourists and regulars who are always looking to master diving!
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to travel after reading over this list! If you’re thinking of changing your career or taking it global, there’s no time like the present.
As you can see, there’s no shortage of travel jobs. So start thinking of how you can use your current career to travel the world.
Or, begin your own quest for a new line of work that allows you to travel. Your efforts will be more than worth it!
Ryan Sundling is a Group Marketing Manager at Cardinal Group Management and works closely with Wildwood Baton Rouge to help them with their marketing efforts. He has over ten years of experience in the student housing industry.